HAIS Weekly Newsletter

January 23-27, 2023

Peek at the Week

Monday, January 23, 3:30-4:30: Black History Month practice (cafeteria)

Monday, January 23, 3:30-5:00: Girls Soccer Practice

Tuesday, January 24, 3:30-4:30pm: Debate (Rm 113); Black History Month (cafeteria)

Tuesday, January 24, 3:30-5:00pm: Boys Soccer Practice

Wednesday, January 25, 3:30-4:30pm: HAIS Faculty Meeting (Go Center); Emerge (Jr Cohort - Rm 117), Interact (Rm 132)

Wednesday, January 254, 3:30-5:00pm: Boys Soccer Practice

Wednesday, January 25, 4:00-5:30pm: BBBS 9th &10th Grade Event (Cafeteria)

Thursday, January 26, 3:30-4:30pm: Debate (Rm 113)

Thursday, January 26, 3:30-5:00: Girls Soccer Practice

Thursday, January 26, 4:00-5:30pm: BBBS 11th &12th Grade Event (Cafeteria)

Friday, January 27: Friday, January 27: 9th Grade Field trip

Friday, January 27, 6:30-9:30: Boys Basketball Playoff game at Carnegie


***There are no after school activities on Fridays***

UPCOMING

Feb 3: Progress Reports

Feb 3: Lunar New Year Celebration

Feb 16: Family & Community Black History Month Celebration

Feb 17: Campus Black History Month Celebration (students only)

Announcements


Þ Fri-Yay Treat Donations Needed: Help show support of HAIS faculty and staff with our Fri-YAY Treat program. Sign up here to show your appreciation.


Þ 2022-2023 HAIS Tutorial Calendar is now available! View here.

Review the Homework and Assignment Tracker to check in with your students’ academic progress, see their weekly learning objective, and note any important class announcements. Navigate through the tabs at the bottom of the page to view different subject areas. If you have questions about a particular assignment, please contact the teacher.

Student Services

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FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR STUDENTS AND CAMPUS STAFF

You can register to participate in the district COVID testing programming on campus. The parent/guardian must first give consent. The first test date is November 16, 10am at HAIS and occur bi-weekly thereafter. Only students that have consent will be allowed to test.


To give consent to participate in the COVID-19 testing program, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://www.houstonisd.org/COVIDtesting and click on the “begin” button to start the consent process.
  2. Enter your child’s student ID and select their school (if you are providing consent for more than one child, you will need to complete the form for each child).
  3. On the following screen, please enter your child’s date of birth, first name, and last name.
  4. You will be asked to enter an email address to continue. After entering your preferred email address, you will be sent a link to confirm registration and finalize your child’s information. Please note that the link is time-sensitive and expires in 36 hours. For complete step-by-step instructions, please click here.

HCC Information

HCC FERPA Forms

HCC FERPA Forms allow professors and parents to communicate once and only if students turn completed forms.


The first form is the notary form. This form is used when students are unable to be in person at the HCC Campus Registration Office. Once complete, students submit the form to HCC. Students/parents should submit the completed Notary form to their Grade Level Dean.


Gomez- 9/10


Devaney- 11/12


The second form, the FERPA Release Form, is the traditional form used in non-Covid times. Students complete this form in person at the HCC Campus Registration Office.


HCC Forms can be found here.

Helpful HCC Resources

Want to know how to log into your Canvas? What do you do if you have trouble accessing your HCC Email? How do you register for academic services?


Check out our HCC Resources page here.

COLLEGE CORNER

STUDY ABROAD/Travel Abroad

Follow @HAISstudyabroad on Twitter and Instagram and check out our updated website for more information on upcoming deadlines and programs that may interest you. Many deadlines are in early December. Don't miss out on your chance to see the world!


Congratulations to those students that have already started receiving their acceptance notifications for programming!

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CELEBRATING ALL THINGS HAIS

#PhoenixRising

SHOUT OUT GOES TO...


Ms. Lopez Garcia & Ms. Garcia: Welcome to the HAIS family! You've been amazing additions to our staff.

- Ms. Alderete


Kamaria Blount and Richard Savoy: For the initiative to get the planning for our Black History Month celebrations started.

- Ms. Alderete


Mr. Smith: For working with the Jr class to conduct the homecoming activities including spirit week, movie screening, pep-rally and the dance tonight.

- Ms. Alderete


The Jr Student Committee: Great job bringing your Paris theme to HAIS!

- Ms. Alderete


Ms. Benavides, Ms. Nance, the Cheer and Dance teams: Great job highlighting our Boys Basketball players at our homecoming pep rally! Thanks for the HAIS Spirit!

- Ms. Alderete



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